An Attitude of Gratitude

I know, I know…you may be tired of blogs and memes and commercials encouraging you to be grateful this month. I’m still going to talk about it, because I think it’s really important and can shape our clinical practices!

There have actually been quite a few recent studies demonstrating that cultivating gratitude can be extremely beneficial to…

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The Mind Has It

I went to PT school way back in the Dark Ages, when everything was extremely heavily pathoanatomically based and while we talked about the biopsychosocial model, no one was particularly clear on how to implement it. However, I think most of us are well aware of the advances we have seen in pain sciences and the impact of the –psycho…

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Communication is Everything

One of the things I have been thinking about a lot recently is how vital it is that we communicate well with our patients. We are given the unique privilege and challenge of meeting someone, listening empathetically to their story, and trying to gain their confidence and trust enough for them to be comfortable with us touching them in intimate…

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You Are What You Drink

There is a question that I now ask almost every patient during their initial appointment; it’s one that I never would have predicted would become such a common part of my repertoire and yet the answers that I get to it are often enlightening. No, it’s not the “do you have pain with sex?” question (though I do…

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Erasing Barriers to Movement

When you are thinking of ways to grow your business or a new program or type of therapy you offer, what do you consider? Brochures, flyers, marketing visits to referral sources, free screens, etc. probably top the list. Have you thought about eliminating barriers to therapy, though? I’m sure you have thought of that at least somewhat; that is…

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The Constipation Connection

If there is one “pelvic health” related area that orthopedic therapists should be discussing with their patients it is the question of whether the patient is experiencing constipation. There are multiple reasons why this applies in an orthopedic setting.

First, many patients seen in an orthopedic setting are taking prescription pain medication that has constipation as a side effect. Many…

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